A Thief Steals Rug Doctor!

Is there a doctor in the house?! Is there a doctor in the house?!…particularly one that specializes in rugs? Another rug bandit has struck again but this time, he’s taken the rug doctor! (cue old school Batman suspense music). Willie Smith (no relation to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Will Smith) was arrested on Monday in San Bernadino  on suspicion of stealing $13,000 worth of  Rug Doctor machines.  Smith would rent the Rug Doctor machines and then sell them on Craigslist to buyers who were unaware they were stolen merchandise. His devious plan began to come undone when a customer called up the Rug Doctor company to inquire information about  repairing the machine (you’d think a doctor would already know how to repair itself). Smith was arrested at the 6900 block of Conejo Drive in San Bernardino, and was booked into West Valley Detention Center  in Rancho Cucanmonga on suspicion of burglary and grand theft. No actual doctors were hurt in the event.




Rug Love Of The Day (#RLOTD)

Happy Humpday everyone! We’ve almost made it to another weekend! But in the meantime we should still be thankful for today because there are never any bad days only some better than others. So if you’re currently reading this that means you have the opportunity to do something that makes you feel more alive than ever! With that being said I present you with today’s Rug Love Of The Day: a handmade, Pakistani, wool composed rug from our Utopia Collection! It has a very simple design that is emphasized with vivid colors. The neutral base color of the rug makes it usable for many different decorative scenarios around the house, while the colors of  its design allow it to not become a victim of being completely boring! To view this rug and many more you can visit our website where we have a plethora of area rugs that may tickle your fancy! I hope everyone has a great rest of the day and remember whatever you decide in your house…do it for the Love of the rug! #RLOTD #ForTheLoveOfRug

Rug #2822

Stanley “P”: The Apologetic Sari Silk Rug

Utah Rugs recently conducted an interview with the Sari Silk, Rug Love Of The Day (#RLOTD) contestant Stanley “P”; in order to catch up on how he was doing and to see how he felt about being in the running for the Rug Love Of The Day award. This is what was recorded during the interview. 

[Stanley timidly enters from the right of the screen, taking cautious steps not to disrupt or break any of the equipment on set. While talking to a staff member off set, in a soft empathetic voice he says]

“I’m really sorry about that lamp Peter, whatever I can do to fix it or help please let me know. It’s like that thing came out of nowhere…kinda…sorta…right?”

[slowly turning toward the camera he see’s the little red dot is on and with an embarrassed face begins to whisper]

“Are we rolling right now?…we are? Oh my goodness I’m so sorry.

[as soon as he let those words slip out of his mouth, a deep frustration engendered on his face that made it evident he was very upset at himself for his choice of words. He has a seat and begins]

Hi, I’m Stanley “P” but most people call me Pickles…

[pauses for a moment, looking down at the grown while softly biting his cheek ]

“…even though my last name is PICKLER I’m the joke of the Rug Community all because of an incident with a jar of pickles one Thanksgiving. Silly ole’me trying to impress a female rug I had thread-fully fancied for some time now, I ended up making a complete mess of it…literally.  Trying to be the “Fruit of the Loom” I of course end up being the FOOL of the loom.

[looks away from the camera shaking his head]

I’ve tried to fit in; I even went to see a doctor. He diagnosed that my knots were in a bunch due to life related stress and gave me a prescription to go see Dr. Weaver for re-thread therapy…I’m clumsy not crazy Doc geesh.

[pauses in a deep thought]

The truth is I know what my problem is. Being a Sari Silk I have a constant tendency to apologize and say “I’m sorry” for things that aren’t even my fault. Sure I have some mishaps here and there, but what rug doesn’t? Show me a rug who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you a failure. I truly believe it is our individual imperfect threading that makes each rug unique and standout while fitting in at the same time. So I guess what I’m getting at is, may be the reason why I’m so apologetic is because, yes, at times I’m clumsy. But may be the reason I’m so clumsy is because I’ve been afraid to be myself in regards for others feelings; constantly not allowing my threads to shine and numbing and dumbing myself down in order to make others around me feel more comfortable. And in doing so…I’ve completely jeopardized my own comfortableness, and personality.

[looks directly into the camera]

So as far as being nominated as a contender for the Rug Love Of The Day award, I’m thrilled about it. My name is Stanley “P” and for once in my life I’m sorry…that I’m not sorry.

[camera pans out, he exits screen until he’s no longer in camera frame. All of a sudden a loud sound of pots, pans and other things crashing off screen occur, followed by a familiar voice]



Rug #31905

Handmade Area Rugs: Spill Cleaning & Care

It is said that oriental rugs are similar to a fine wine in the sense that both get better with age. But what happens when these two worlds collide…literally. There you are enjoying your evening glass when all of a sudden you accidentally spill your drink on your luxury rug. Such incidents as this, coupled with the constant treading of your retro rug, can deplete its life and quality. That is why it’s very important to stay up to date with the upkeep of your antique rug. The following are quick tips to help clean spills and preserve the life of your antique rug.

Did I Do That?

It’s okay, don’t panic; there’s a little Steve Q. Urkel in us all. Now that your heart has returned from it’s journey to the center of your throat (as it naturally does with every panicking moment) let’s begin cleaning the spill that just occurred shall we? Spills that are dealt with immediately can often be blotted up before a stain occurs. That is why it is essential that you take action right away. Use the corner of a clean cloth to gently blot the area where the accident occurred. BE SURE TO NOT SCRUB, as this will only fossilize the spill within your carpet, causing the stain to remain. If soap is needed, use hair shampoo. The reason to use this type of shampoo is because the protein of wool within Persian rugs is similar to that of human hair. Be sure to keep the rug elevated after blotting; letting it air dry with a fan for 24-48 hours.

Red Red Wine

Red wine stains should be blotted with a dry cloth, keeping in mind not to rub or scrub. After doing this, a solution can be made of ONE – QUART of water with 2-3 drops of mild UNSCENTED colorless detergent and 1 -2 drops of WHITE vinegar (be sure not to use cider vinegar). Though this may sound like something Bill Nye “The Science Guy” would do as one of his experiments, this has proven to do the trick. Again don’t forget to elevate the area of the rug that was affected and let it sit for 24-48 hours.

Stop! The Rug You Save Might Be Your Own

Before you start vacuuming or cleaning your rug please consult with your rug dealer, salesman or professional rug consultant, to ensure that you do not further damage the rug. Antique carpets are delicate pieces of art that require special maintenance and specific cleaning techniques. For more in depth advice on how to clean your luxury rug please click on the link follows http://utahrugs.com/rugCleaning.aspx

*For contemporary rugs that are in high traffic areas, it is important that they be cleaned every 6 months to a year, while the average modern rug only needs to be cleaned every 2 -3 years.*

Handmade Area Rugs Spill Cleaning & Care (BP)